Bill Nolan (1894-1956) is one of the most important figures in early American animation. He is the inventor of the "rubber hose" style, which remains popular to this day.
His most prominent achievement was the redesign of Felix the Cat, which gave the character his instantly recognizable round shape. After Felix, Nolan directed a new series of Krazy Kat cartoons in 1925; four years later he joined Walter Lantz's studio and supervised the post-Disney Oswald the Lucky Rabbit series, training up-and-coming artists like Tex Avery.
Nolan was renowned as one of the most fastest animators in the business; his work was notable for its fluidity, lightness, and looseness of action.
Cartooning Self-Taught was published in Britain in 1936 in at least two editions, one of which had a color cover. The edition these scans were made from entirely lacks color and has been scanned in black and white.